The Golden City Park at Berekum is set for an epic battle on Saturday afternoon when Chelsea host Ghana Premier League leaders Asante Kotoko.
The Match Week 13 clash pits 2 former champions against each other with the maximum points at stake.
The home side Chelsea, enter the game on the back of an encouraging 1-1 draw against Medeama at Tarkwa.
Their form-guide in the last 5 games however makes for grim reading. The Bibires have won just once, drawing twice while losing the other.
What will inspire confidence in the side is their home form this season. Chelsea have a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and only 1 defeat in their home games played this season.
Their defensive record also makes for an interesting read as they have allowed just one goal at the Golden City Park against opponents; keeping 5 clean sheets in the 7 matches hosted at the venue.
Asante Kotoko are flying high in the League and would aim to continue their unbeaten run against on Saturday. Coach Prosper Narteh-Ogum’s side have not lost any of their last 5 league games and come into this game as the best away side in the top flight.
The Porcupine Warriors are unbeaten on the road having won 80% of away games in the current campaign.
Their current winning run of 4 games has seen them ascend the summit of the league log with 26 points.
The game should be an entertaining one with fans guaranteed top level football.
The Match will be live on StarTimes Decoder Channel 247.
Coach Prosper Narteh Ogum has a fit squad after the likes of Ismail Ganiu, Richmond Lamptey and Fabio Gama returned to full fitness a fortnight ago.
Strikers Thierry Mbella Etouga, George Mfegue have hit top form in the League and would prove crucial for them on SATURDAY, same as the returning Richmond Lamptey.
Striker Stephen Amankona will return to Berekum to face his former side for the first time since his summer move to Asante Kotoko.
HEAD TO HEAD
Asante Kotoko have not won against Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park since the latter qualified for the Premier League in 2008.
It’s been over 10 years since Asante Kotoko won a game at Berekum against Chelsea.
Their last win against this at the venue came on January 3rd, 2010.
Since then, their last 9 visits to the Golden City Park has ended in 3 losses and 6 draws.